Shannon Jennings Headlines Kentucky Opera’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

By David Salazar

Kentucky Opera has announced that it will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a special performance on Oct. 15, 2023.

“Amplify la música hispana: Shannon Jennings in Recital” will showcase the American soprano taking on music by Pablo Luna, Manuel de Falla, Gonzalo Roig, Ernesto Lecuona, Astor Piazzolla, Alberto Ginastera, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Daniel Catán, Consuelo Velázquez, and Quirino Mendoza y Cortés.

She will be joined by guitarist John Holman and pianist David Mamedov.

Jennings performed the role of Mimì with Kentucky Opera in 2022-23. She has also appeared with Opera Las Vegas, Gulfshore Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Newport Classical, and the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra.